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Desert

Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island. He . . . Went aside privately into a desert place. (Luke ix. 10) Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

(Science: botany) (Gray) desert flora, an American mouse (Hesperomys eremicus), living in the western deserts.

Origin: cf. L. Desertus, p. P. Of deserere, and f. Desert. See desert.


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Metabolic Processes (Photosynthesis)

... are HERB-i-CIDE-s? So their name suggests they *kill* plants? However, the effects can be different 27. do you know what temperature there is in desert during day? What happens with water during such temperatures? Why do not "normal" plants survive on desert? 30. go on, focus!

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by JackBean
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:50 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Metabolic Processes (Photosynthesis)
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Metabolic Processes (Photosynthesis)

... b) Comment on the effect of this practice on the environment. 26.Explain why herbicides have such a deadly effect on green plants. 27.Desert plants use CAM carbon fixation, in which carbon dioxide uptake occurs during the night. The carbon is then fixed for use in the daylight hours, ...

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by Ninthprince
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:38 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Metabolic Processes (Photosynthesis)
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Is complexity inevitable?

... have come from a very small group of humanoids who had to cope with a sudden change in climate, which essentially turned their environment into desert, very fast. Given the very little time they had to adapt, it seems likely that selective pressure for high intelligence would be quite strong. ...

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by cakrit
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... intentions and efforts :) We know that Biology Online is lacking in many aspects compared to its online contemporaries... Like a speck in the vast desert land.. We are aware that at present we are a small team with a simple aim of giving the best that we can offer. We made mistakes. We learn. We ...

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by honee_v
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:05 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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Re: Beneficial mutations vs harmful

... neutral or advantageous and becomes a fully beneficial gene (given the correct environment) when the ''word'' is spelt. You will not be seeing desert-dwelling animals evolve flat, oar-like tails for aquatic locomotion because that would be a neutral or disadvantageous mutation, and it would ...

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by Coelacanth
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Beneficial mutations vs harmful
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